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Celebrating Diversity

We strive to work hand-in-hand with employers who recognize that newcomers bring broader perspectives and expertise to the workforce. Many Saskatchewan companies get a competitive edge by hiring staff from diverse cultural backgrounds, which reflects the increasingly diverse mosaic of their current and prospective clientele. SODS holds an annual awards ceremony to recognize the achievements of companies and individuals that have shown exceptional leadership in workplace diversity and have demonstrated an inclusive attitude towards new immigrants.

 

Nomination and Selection Process

  •  Self-nominations and nominations by third parties were accepted until December 14, 2018. 
  • The selection committee includes the SODS Executive Director, one member of another service organization for immigrants in Saskatchewan, the Employment Services Unit Manager, a representative from the Saskatoon business community and one from the Greater Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce. The members review the nominations and assign scores on the basis of the evaluation criteria outlined in the nomination forms. The nominee with the highest score in their category is declared the winner.

Winner Recognition

  • Public recognition and networking opportunities at the awards ceremony
  • A plaque recognizing each winner’s contribution
  • A window decal to be placed at each winner's place of business.
  • Media coverage – the winners’ names will be announced in press releases and winners’ profiles will be posted on the SODS website
Annual Diversity Awards Gala

Annual Diversity Awards 2019 | Winners

  • Warm 'n' Cozy Personal Care Homes | Leadership in Immigrant Recruitment - Small Enterprise
  • Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen - Saskatoon | Leadership in Immigrant Recruitment - Large Enterprise
  • Jerry’s Food Emporium | Excellence in Immigrant Integration - Small Enterprise
  • Saskatchewan Research Council (SRC) | Excellence in Immigrant Integration - Large Enterprise 
  • Royal Bank of Canada | Long-Term Employer Partner
  • Vendasta Technologies Inc. | Employer Partner of the Year 
  • Tech Edge Ltd. | Newcomer Entrepreneur 
  • Ms. Shana Stevens | Individual Achievement in Immigrant Employment and Integration 

Learn more about 2019 winners

Annual Diversity Awards Winners 2018 | Winners

  • Jerry's Food Emporium | Leadership in Immigrant Employment – Small Enterprise
  • Saskatoon Inn and Conference Centre | Leadership in Immigrant Employment – Large Enterprise
  • 7shifts Employee Scheduling Software Inc. | Excellence in Immigrant Integration – Small Enterprise
  • The Home Depot | Excellence in Immigrant Integration – Large Enterprise
  • Maple Leaf Foods Inc. | Excellence in Immigrant Integration – Large Enterprise
  • Vendasta Technologies Inc. | Employer Partner of the Year 
  • The Saskatoon Co-operative Association Ltd. | Long-term Employer Partner 
  • Mr. Jim Bence | Individual Achievement in Immigrant Employment and Integration

Learn more about the 2018 winners